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About Rayden Lin - RotoBaller

I am an avid sports fan and sports player. Played over 6 sports at the club and school level. Huge fan of the Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Blue Jays, Denver Broncos, and Houston Rockets. I am from Edmonton,Alberta. If you need any advice regarding fantasy baseball, or hockey, feel free to shoot me a message.

Rayden Lin - RotoBaller has written 133 articles so far, you can find them below.


Javier Baez Voted As All-Star Starter

Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez was voted in as an All-Star starter for the National League on Sunday. This will be Baez's first All-Star selection. Baez has had a breakout season this year, hitting an excellent .294/.327/.565 with 56 runs, 17 home runs, 63 RBI and 16 stolen bases. Baez should be started in... Read More

2 years ago

Dee Gordon Returns to Mariners Lineup On Sunday

Seattle Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon returned to the Mariners lineup after missing one game with a sore hip. He will hit leadoff against Antonio Senzatela of the Colorado Rockies. Gordon has had a solid start to the season, hitting .282/.302/.348 slash with 39 runs, one home run, 21 RBI and 22 stolen bases. Gordon... Read More

2 years ago

Tommy Pham Exits With An Injury Versus San Francisco

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham has exited Sunday's game versus the San Francisco Giants with a left ankle contusion. He will be re-evaluated after the game to determine the severity of the injury. Pham has had a solid season up to date, hitting .248/.332/.409 with 59  runs, 13 home runs, 33 RBI and nine... Read More

2 years ago

Matt Kemp Voted As All-Star Starter

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was voted in as an All-Star starter for the National League on Sunday. After begin traded from the Atlanta Braves as a salary dump this offseason, Kemp has had a resurgence this season, hitting a great .317/.355/.550 slash with 39 runs, 15 home runs and 57 RBI in 84... Read More

2 years ago

Mike Zunino Placed on Disabled List

Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a bruised left ankle. He suffered this injury on July 4 versus the Los Angeles Angels when he was running around the bases. David Freitas has been called up to replace Zunino on the Mariners roster. He is not expected back until... Read More

2 years ago


Dee Gordon Records 300th Stolen Base

Seattle Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon recorded his 300th career stolen base on July 3 against the Los Angeles Angels. This is a terrific accomplishment, as he joins Jose Reyes and Rajai Davis as the only active players with 300 career stolen bases or more. This career benchmark adds to his tremendous season up to date,... Read More

2 years ago

Kyle Barraclough Blows Save On Monday

Miami Marlins closer Kyle Barraclough blew a save against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday. Taking a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning, he allowed one run in the ninth inning to blow the save, but luckily for Barraclough, the Marlins were able to pull off the 3-2 win in extra innings. This is Barraclough's first... Read More

2 years ago

Jose Urena Near Return From Disabled List

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena is likely to return to the Marlins rotation next week after recovering from right shoulder impingement. He has been out since June 22 with an injury to his right shoulder and is in line to return in the middle of the week. Urena has struggled to start the season,... Read More

2 years ago

Alex Avila Placed On Disabled List

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Alex Avila has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. In a corresponding move, starting pitcher Robbie Ray was activated off the disabled list after missing two months due to a strained oblique. Avila has struggled in his first season with the Diamondbacks, hitting only .124/.240/.219 with... Read More

2 years ago

Ducks Select Lukas Dostal 85th Overall

The Anaheim Ducks have selected goaltender Lukas Dostal from Trebic out of the Czech Republic with the 85th overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Dostal is a 6'1 goaltender weighing in at 166 pounds with a calm presence and strong quickness in the net. He was ranked the number 1 European goalie in... Read More

2 years ago


Kings Select Bulat Shafigullin 82nd Overall

The Los Angeles Kings have selected left-winger Bulat Shafigullin from Nizhnekamsk 2 of the Russia Junior Hockey League with the 82nd overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Shafigullin is a 6'1 left winger weighing in at 165 pounds with strong agility and puck handling. Shafigullin finished last season with 20 goals, 16 assists,... Read More

2 years ago

Ducks Select Blake McLaughlin 79th Overall

The Anaheim Ducks have selected left-winger Blake McLaughlin from Chicago of the USHL with the 79th overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. McLaughlin is a 6'0 left-winger weighing in at 157 pounds with elite offensive skills. McLaughlin finished last season with 23 goals, 29 assists, and 52 points in 54 games with Chicago.... Read More

2 years ago

Coyotes Select Ty Emberson 73rd Overall

The Arizona Coyotes Selected defenceman Ty Emberson from the United States National Team Development Program with the 73rd overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Emberson is a 6'0 defenceman weighing in at 200 pounds with a reliable and consistent defensive ability. He finished last season with four goals, 18 assists and 22 points... Read More

2 years ago

Coyotes Select Jan Jenik 65th Overall

The Arizona Coyotes have selected RW Jan Jenik from the Czech Republic with the 65th overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Jenik is a 6'1 right-winger weighing in at 171 pounds with an elite hockey IQ and strong puckhandling skills. Jenik finished last season with four goals, seven assists, and 11 points in... Read More

2 years ago

Oilers Select Olivier Rodrigue 62nd Overall

The Edmonton Oilers have selected goaltender Olivier Rodrigue from the Drummondville Voltigeurs out of the QMJHL with the 62nd overall selection of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. In order to select Rodrigue, the Oilers traded picks 71 and 133 to the Montreal Canadiens to move up to pick 62. Rodrigue is a 6-foot-1 goaltender weighing... Read More

2 years ago


Coyotes Select Kevin Bahl 55th Overall

The Arizona Coyotes have selected defenseman Kevin Bahl from the Ottawa 67s of the OHL with the 55th overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Bahl is a 6-foot-6 defenseman weighing in at 216 pounds with solid physicality and strong defensive ability. He finished last season with one goal, 17 assists and 18 points... Read More

2 years ago

Ducks Select Benoit-Olivier Groulx 54th Overall

The Anaheim Ducks have selected center Benoit-Olivier Groulx from the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL with the 54th overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Groulx is a 6-foot-1 center weighing in at 193 pounds with an elite two-ability skill set and a highly intelligent hockey sense. Groulx finished last season with 28 goals,... Read More

2 years ago

Kings Select Akil Thomas 51st Overall

The Los Angeles Kings have selected center Akil Thomas from the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL with the 51st overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Thomas is a 5-foot-11 center weighing in at 177 pounds with great puck skills and vision, while also containing the ability to play in all situations on the... Read More

2 years ago

Oilers Select Ryan McLeod 40th Overall

The Edmonton Oilers have selected center Ryan McLeod from the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL with the 40th overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. McLeod is a 6-foot-2 center weighing in at 205 pounds with great speed and a well-rounded set of skills. He is the younger brother of New Jersey Devils prospect... Read More

2 years ago

Ducks Select Isac Lundestrom 23rd Overall

The Anaheim Ducks have selected center Isac Lundestrom from Lulea out of the Swedish Hockey League with the 23rd overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Lundestrom is a 6-foot center weighing in at 183 pounds with strong two-way ability. He is projected to be a third-line center in the NHL. Lundestrom finished last... Read More

2 years ago


Kings Select Rasmus Kupari 20th Overall

The Los Angeles Kings have selected center Rasmus Kupari from Karpat out of the Finnish league with the 20th overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Kupari is a 5-foot-11 center weighing in at 163 pounds who is a stronger skater with offensive upside. Kupari finished last season with six goals, eight assists and... Read More

2 years ago

Coyotes Select Barrett Hayton Fifth Overall

The Arizona Coyotes have selected center Barrett Hayton from the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds with the fifth overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Hayton is a 6-foot-1 190-pound center with an elite two-way ability and solid physicality. In his previous season with the Greyhounds, he finished with 21 goals, 39 assists and 60... Read More

2 years ago

Oilers Select Evan Bouchard 10th Overall

The Edmonton Oilers have drafted defenseman Evan Bouchard from the London Knights at the 10th overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Bouchard, regarded as the second best offensive defensemen behind Rasmus Dahlin, carries a 6-foot-2 frame at 196 pounds and is known as an elite offensive playmaker. This is reflected through his stats... Read More

2 years ago

Brad Boxberger Blows Save Versus Pittsburgh

Arizona Diamondbacks closer Brad Boxberger was charged with a blown save Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Boxberger entered the bottom of the 11th inning with a 1-0 lead when he allowed three walks. Ultimately, the game-tying run was scored by Gregory Polanco when Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb committed a throwing error. Luckily for Boxberger, the Diamondbacks... Read More

2 years ago

Nick Vincent Activated From Disabled List

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Nick Vincent has been activated from the 10-day disabled list after missing four weeks with a strained groin. In a corresponding move, relief pitcher Ryan Cook was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma. Vincent has been disappointing this year, pitching with a 4.84 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings.... Read More

2 years ago


Jose Urena Placed On 10-Day Disabled List

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a right shoulder impingement. In a corresponding move, the Marlins have recalled relief pitcher Nick Wittgren to replace Urena. There is currently no timetable for his return, as he is expected to be sidelined through the All-Star break. Urena... Read More

2 years ago

Diamondbacks and Orioles Discuss a Potential Manny Machado Trade

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Baltimore Orioles have discussed a trade for Orioles star shortstop Manny Machado. With Machado becoming an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, the Orioles will likely deal their star shortstop before the July 31 non-waiver deadline in order to collect some assets for their star player. While... Read More

2 years ago

Caleb Smith Reinstated From Bereavement List

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Caleb Smith was reinstated from the bereavement list on Monday and will start against the San Francisco Giants. In a corresponding move, right-handed pitcher Merandy Gonzalez was optioned to Double-A Jacksonville. Smith has pitched well so far this season with a 5-6 record, a 3.75 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 83 strikeouts... Read More

2 years ago

Whit Merrifield Exits Game Due To Left Knee Contusion

Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield exited Sunday's game against the Houston Astros after fouling a ball off his left knee. He is considered day-to-day with a left knee contusion. Merrifield has had a solid start to the 2018 season hitting with a .295/.372/.425 slash with 31 R, four HR, 23 RBI, and 15... Read More

2 years ago

Nick Vincent To Begin Rehab Assignment On Monday

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Nick Vincent will begin a rehab assignment Monday at Triple-A Tacoma. If this rehab stint goes well, Vincent could be back with the Mariners this weekend in Boston. Vincent currently has a 4.09 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 23 K in 22 innings this season. With new shot at saves, Vincent should... Read More

2 years ago


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